Workshop: Down the Silk Road

by - Monday, May 04, 2015

Registration Opens June 22 at 10am.

2015 Maiwa Textile Symposium
Workshop Down the Silk Road
Carol Soderlund

$595 includes 150 lab fee
November 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 - Class Limit 16
Maiwa East: 1310 Odlum Drive, Vancouver BC

This is an opportunity to journey with precision dyer Carol Soderlund Down the Silk Road. In her own words:

“Let’s adventure together down the Silk Road, learning all about silk, that lovely seductive cloth which intrigues us with its lustre and sensuous drape. On our journey we will use Procion MX dyes as a reactive dye and as an acid dye, increasing the creative opportunities and expanding the possible colour range.”

In this workshop students will sample multiple possibilities/solutions as they compare cold batch methods and steaming methods.

In addition to focused colour studies, students will explore patterning of the silk with a variety of application processes, including low water immersion, pole-wrapped, stitched, and clamped shibori, as well as free-form knotting, crinkling, and shaping. 

Discussions will include studio safety, fabric preparation and selection, and simple ways to work from a home studio. Students will use a variety of silk fabrics and scarves to develop a full appreciation of this incredible fibre.

Carol joins us from New York, USA.

Instructor Bio

Carol Soderlund’s works have been exhibited nationally and internationally since 1985 in such venues as Visions and American Quilting Society shows and have received numerous awards, including Best of Show at the 1989 International Quilt Festival and Best Use of Color at the Pennsylvania National Quilt Exhibition 2000. She has taught colour, fabric dyeing, colour-mixing techniques, and quilting throughout North America and is currently working on a book on these subjects. 

“My work is primarily driven by a passion for colour interactions, the illusions they create, the luminosity they can bring to a surface. I love creating my own palette of fabric through painting, dyeing, and other surface design processes including discharge, shibori, stamping, screening, and foiling. My goal in design is to have a piece that intrigues the viewer at first glance and then continues to reveal surprises upon every inspection.”

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